Intan Paramaditha

Biography

Intan Paramaditha is an Indonesian fiction writer and academic based in Sydney. Her collection of short stories, Apple and Knife, was translated into English by Stephen J. Epstein and published by Brow Books. Her choose-your-own adventure novel, on travel and displacement, Gentayangan (The Wandering, 2017) was selected as Tempo Best Literary Work for Prose Fiction in 2017 and will be published in English as well by Harvill Secker. Her short-story collection Sihir Perempuan (Black Magic Woman, 2005) was shortlisted for the Khatulistiwa Literary Award, and the collection Kumpulan Budak Setan (The Devil’s Slaves Club, 2010) was written in collaboration with Eka Kurniawan and Ugoran Prasad. Intan was the winner of Kompas Best Short Story Award in 2013. Apple & Knife and The Wandering will be published in UK by Harvill Secker. She holds a Ph.D. from New York University and teaches Media and Film Studies at Macquarie University.

Bibliography

Indonesian Women Writers (Regiospectra)
Spinner of Darkness & Other Tales (BTW)
Apple and Knife (Harvill Secker)

Awards

2005
Khatulistiwa Literary Award (shortlisted)
2013
Kompas Best Short Story Award
2017
Tempo Best Literary Work for Prose Fiction
2018/9
PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant